Online shopping has picked up pace but the 25pc spike is on a relatively narrow base in the country.
The ratio of unionised workers in the total labour force in the country has shrunk over the past four decades.
The pie of total donations is projected to expand by about 10 per cent to Rs165 billion this year from Rs150bn last Ramazan.
The fear of restrictions on international mobility of citizens and consignments, businesspeople feel, is not misplaced.
Members of the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council comment on key policy issues facing the country.
Pakistan hopes to maintain cordial ties with China and the US despite the growing animosity between the two giant economies.
For job creation, the government will need to extend support to establishments operating under the radar.
The vulnerability of a system already under political pressure will only increase if the trend of joblessness is not reversed.
The economy of vaccination so far seems simple as vaccine donations primarily feed supply.
The gender gap may be closing, but women are still marginalised in the labour market.
The business community fears political unrest may unravel the nascent economic recovery after Covid-19.
"We have removed most of the impediments; we are witnessing excellent growth in industry and exports," says Abdul Razak Dawood.
Market watchers noted that the house brands’ share is still a small fraction of the market pie but has consistently been growing.
Multiple studies show the pandemic-related restrictions created greater hardships for daily-wage and contractual labour.
No one seems to know at this point when and how the private healthcare practitioners will be covered.
Sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledge Biden's role as a caring friend of Pakistan in Washington in the past.
Corporate America knows the shareholder’s interest overrides political preferences.
Private businesses have low expectations from the current PPP government.
Diverging from the consensus of 2-3 per cent GDP growth, the economy is expected to have a K-shaped recovery.
The ruling party’s narrative of economic revival is not taken well by the people in financial distress.